Satisfying my Nesting Instinct!


I saw this little craft online (I know, surprise, surprise…me, spending time online looking for craft ideas…shocking). Anyways, I thought I would give it a try to hold my homemade Easter eggs. But, then I thought the nests could be used for a bunch of different Easter ideas.

The nests I saw online were not made in muffin cups, but they are so flaky, I decided that they needed something to hold them together.
I bought the Kataifi dough at NoFrills, it was in the frozen department, beside the filo dough. It is basically shredded Filo pastry. I am not sure if Kataifi is the brand name, or the type of dough, but here is what the package looks like:

The hardest part for me to make these, was to wait the two hours for the Kataifi dough to thaw! they are very easy!
After the dough finally thawed, I mixed a few tablespoons of melted butter, and about the same amount of sugar. I cut the dough into about three inch lengths and pulled it apart so it was one big tangle.

Then I filled the muffin cups with a few pinches of the dough, and tossed the muffin pans into the oven at 375 degrees for about 6-7 minutes. I waited until the outsides were a golden brown to make sure the insides had cooked.

And, that’s it! My nesting instincts have been satisfied! Now I have adorable, edible holders for my eggs!


You could also fill these with store bought eggs, or plastic eggs, or even make little place card holders.


Here is my photo collage summary…



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